FYI - building Python 2.0 on BeOS 5 Pro

Daniel Berger djberg96 at
Thu Nov 2 20:10:48 CET 2000

Hi all,

Since Chris Herborth isn't tinkering with BeOS any longer, I decided to
give a go at compiling Python 2.0 myself.  It was surprisingly simple.

As per Chris' instructions...

1) Get Python 2.0 source and unzip
2) In Python directory, ./configure --prefix=/boot/home/config
3) Edit Modules/Setup file.  Comment out lines containing "grp"
and "mmap".
4) make
5) make test -- known to lock on test_popen2.  Fix or ignore.
6) make install

Now, I haven't done any serioust testing, but it looks promising.


Daniel Berger

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